News & Events

AFBF: Broadband Internet Critical for Rural America

Published Jun. 9, 2009

People who live and work in rural America are often unable to access the same educational, medical, business and government services as Americans living in more populated areas, and access to modern broadband Internet service has the potential to correct this inequity, according to the AFBF.

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Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 9, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues. His appointment is effective July 1, 2009.

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Extraordinary Ohioans committed to Ag Inducted into Ohio Ag Hall of Fame

Published Jun. 8, 2009

From the Ohio Agricultural Council

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s agriculture industry will be honored Friday, August 7, 2009 by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Equine enthusiasts call for expanded gaming

Published May. 20, 2009

COLUMBUS - Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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The fate of Ohio

Published May. 14, 2009

Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in

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Farm Bureau concerned about EPA’s greenhouse gas findings

Published May. 14, 2009

The EPA recently published a proposed finding that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare.

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News Briefs

Published May. 14, 2009

H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol

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Hunters, landowners in favor of access program

Published May. 14, 2009

Hunters and landowners agree – it’s time to put a dent in the state’s wild deer herd. So does OFBF and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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USDA examining whether to make NAIS mandatory

Published May. 14, 2009

Saying that the United States has “got to have a system that works,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is vowing to make changes to the National Animal Identification System

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Farm Bureau opposed to antibiotic restrictions

Published May. 14, 2009

Legislation could jeopardize food safety

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New dairy labels withstand initial challenge

Published May. 14, 2009

A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.

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A staged accident and response teaches third-graders about ATV safety. Photo by Putnam County Farm Bureau

County News

Published May. 14, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot

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OFBF, Bob Evans to host all-day seminar for members

Published May. 14, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans are teaming up to present a how-to seminar for gardeners, food enthusiasts, property owners and animal lovers.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published May. 14, 2009

The June show will take a closer look at Gov. Ted Strickland’s education package, which he introduced at his State of the State address in January.

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Young ag professionals to spend day at zoo for this year’s Summer Retreat

Published May. 14, 2009

Young agricultural professionals will take a walk on the wild side this summer with an excursion to the Columbus Zoo.

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May We Introduce…

Published May. 14, 2009

Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties

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Nationwide News

Published May. 14, 2009

Put safety first for younger workers

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On Your Behalf

Published May. 14, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Opinion: Cuts to Extension will be felt locally

Published May. 14, 2009

Gene Sulzener, Medina County

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Opinion: EPA is wrong to prejudge livestock farm

Published May. 14, 2009

~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations

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Opinion:Thanks to OFBF’s trustees

Published May. 14, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County

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Increasing income levels in the booming Chinese economy increase the demand for soy products.

Opinion: OSC testing the waters of China’s sea of soybean export potential

Published May. 14, 2009

by Matt Reese

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Farmers win environmental, good neighbor awards

Published May. 14, 2009

Six Ohio agricultural producers recently received the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award from commodity organizations and the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC)

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Farmers encouraged to use social networking sites

Published May. 14, 2009

Many farmers are finding social media to be a key tool in educating consumers and combating animal rights activists.

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